Characteristics Application of Various Diodes

Types of diodes
Diode types and applications
Types of diodes Application or expected application fields
  • PFC*1 in high-efficiency power supply
  • IGBT FWD*2 in AC drive
SiC、PN junction diode
  • DC transmission of HVDC
  • AC drive of traction system
  • Battery of mobile equipment
  • Rarely used

*1:Power Factor Correction *2:Free-Wheeling Diode

Chapter II : Diodes

Types of Diodes
Functions of Rectifier Diodes
Forward Characteristic of Rectifier Diodes (IF-VF Characteristic)
FRDs (Fast Recovery Diodes)
Voltage Regulator Diodes (Zener Diodes)
TVS diode (ESD protection diode)
Difference between TVS Diodes and Zener Diodes (1)
Difference between TVS Diodes and Zener Diodes (2)
Variable-capacitance Diodes (Varicap Diodes)
Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBDs)
Reverse Recovery Characteristic of Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBDs)
Difference Depending on Metal of Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBDs)

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